Sunrise at the Refuge - Geese Fly Off – annual event Mar 1, Sun. – Loleta: Watch thousands of Aleutian cackling geese take flight and enjoy breakfast prepared by Boy Scout Troop 47 from Fortuna.Open 6:15am, sunrise is 6:45am, rain or shine. FREE. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406
Art Talk Sunday Mar 1, Sun. – Eureka: Visiting & local artists. 2pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art. 636 “F” St.
The Humboldt Poetry Show Mar 5, Thu. – Eureka: Open mic sign ups 7pm, Show 7:30pm. Music by DJ Goldylocks. $5. The Siren's Song Tavern, 325 Second St. 707-496-9404
Natural History Museum Lecture Mar 5, Thu. – Eureka: "Lichens and Bryophytes: adventures in the microcosm" by Marie Antoine. 7pm. Donations appreciated. 1242 “G” St. www.humboldt.edu/natmus
Eureka Symphony – Rhythms from Far and Near Mar 6 & 7, Fri & Sat. – Eureka: Rhythms from Far and Near - a quixotic evening of translucent textures and lyrical evocative melodies. 8pm. $19-$49. Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, 412 "G" St. 707.845.3655 https://www.eurekasymphony.org/
Humboldt Historical Lectures Mar 7, Sat. – Eureka: New topic each month. 1pm. FREE. Public Library Meeting Room, 1313 3rd St. 707.445.4342 https://www.humboldthistory.org/libraryprogram
Arts Alive Mar 7, Sat. – Eureka: In Old Town & downtown galleries & businesses host local & regional artists & musicians. 6-9pm. FREE. 707.442.9054
Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk Mar 7, Sat. – Arcata/Manila: Explore a beautiful and diverse dune system. 10am-1pm. FREE. Meet at Pacific Union School, 3001 Janes Rd. Arcata. Call to reserve 707.444.1397 https://www.friendsofthedunes.org/calendar
Redwood Parkway Opens to Bikers & Hikers Mar 7, Sat. – Orick: Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway will be closed to motor traffic. Bike or hike along the ten-mile road, which meanders among impressive old growth in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. 707.465.7765
Foggy Bottom Milk Run – annual event Mar 8, Sun. – Ferndale: Family run thru Ferndale farmlands. 2, 4 and 10 mile courses. Noon to 3pm. Starts on Main St. at Ocean Ave. 707.845.0001 foggybottommilkrun.com
Humboldt Flea Market Mar 8, Sun. – Eureka: 180 tables of antiques, toys, jewelry and more! 8am-3pm. Adults $2, kids under 13 FREE. 3750 Harris St.
Birdwalk at Wildlife Refuge Mar 8, Sun. – Loleta: Guided bird hike with Audubon Society leaders, beginners welcome. 9am. FREE. 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406
Afternoon of Dance Mar 8, Sun. – Eureka: Learn some new steps. 2pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 “F” St.
Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival Mar 9, Mon. – Eureka: Music by Schumann, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Cassado, performed by cellist Charles Akert and pianist Ian Scarfe. 7pm. Pay what you can. Eureka Women's Club, 1531 "J" St.
Arts! Arcata Mar 13, Fri. – Arcata: Galleries & businesses show local artists. 6-9pm. Start at Arcata Plaza. https://www.arcatamainstreet.com/arts-arcata
Natural History Museum - Wildlife Tracking Workshop Mar 14, Sat. – Arcata:All-day wildlife tracking field workshop with Phil Johnston. 9:00am – 4:30pm. $15-$25. Call 707.826.4479 to register. Space is limited. Meet at 1242 G Street. www.humboldt.edu/natmus
Fortuna Concert Series Mar 14, Sat. – Fortuna: Chamber Players of the Redwoods. Doors 6:45, concert 7:30pm. $10. 610 Main St. 707.682.6092 www.fortunaconcertseries.com
Wine & Jazz at MGMA Mar 15, Sun. – Eureka: After performance, audience is invited to bring their instrument and jam with the band. 3-5pm. $5/$2, members & kids free. Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 Ft St. 707.442.0278. https://humboldtarts.org/wine-and-jazz
Art & Nature at the Refuge Mar 15, Sun. – Loleta: Art & nature exploration activities for all ages and abilities. FREE. drop-in 1pm -4pm. Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, 1020 Ranch Rd. 707.733.5406
Conservation Lecture - Sequoia Zoo Mar 18, Wed. – Eureka: "Can we save the Silverspot? - Sequoia Park Zoo's butterfly captive rearing program." Reception 6:30pm, Lecture 7pm. FREE. 3414 “W” St. 707.441.4227
Friends of the Arcata Marsh Lecture Mar 20, Fri. – Arcata: “Anaerobic and aerobic life in the Bay mud” by Sean Craig. 7:30pm.Free. Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 S. “G” St. Call 707.826.2359 to reserve a seat.
Perilous Plunge – annual event Mar 21, Sat. – Eureka Boardwalk: 19th annual zany fundraiser for kids Discovery Museum. Watch costumed folk jump from the Eureka waterfront into Humboldt Bay at the foot of “F” St. Registration @ 8, Parade and Plunge @ 9:30am.
Humboldt Roller Derby Game Mar 21, Sat. – Eureka: Opens at 5pm, game at 6pm. $12-$15, kids under 10 FREE. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St. http://humboldtrollerderby.com/
Humboldt Wine Festival – annual event Mar 21, Sat. – Arcata: Featuring over a dozen Humboldt and Trinity County wineries and cideries. 5-8pm. $60-$70. HSU University Center Bldg., Kate Buchanan Rm., Plaza Avenue. humboldtwinefest.com
Eureka Chamber Series Mar 27, Fri. – Eureka: Raphael Trio performs. Doors 7:00, Music 7:30, artist reception 9pm. $10-$30. Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 South Ave.
Seaside Soap Box Derby Mar 27-29, Fri - Sun. – Shelter Cove: The Derby starts at 1pm at the corner of Upper Pacific and Ocean View Drive. Cars will whisk by as they race to the finish line at the Shelter Cove Community Center. Adults $6, Two adults and up to 5 kids is $22. For tickets see https://gyppo.com/events/2020-seaside-soap-box-derby
Daffodils by the River Flower Show – annual event Mar 28 & 29, Sat. & Sun. – Fortuna: One of the most "cordial" daffodil shows in Northern California Sat 1-5 pm, Sun 10am-4pm. 1800 Riverwalk Dr.
SCRAP Rebel Craft Rumble – annual event Mar 28, Sat. – Arcata: Teams will compete in a battle of high pressure creative problem solving and artistic wit to become the next Extreme Ultimate Supreme Craft Master! Doors at 6:30, Rumble at 7:30pm. $12-$120. Arcata Playhouse, 1251 9th St. Natural History Museum - Wildlife Tracking Workshop Mar 28, Sat. – Arcata:All-day wildlife tracking field workshop with Phil Johnston. 9:00am – 4:30pm. $15-$25. Call 707.826.4479 to register. Space is limited. Meet at 1242 G Street. www.humboldt.edu/natmus
Arcata Marsh Slower-Speed Tour Mar 31, Tue. – Arcata:Walk the marsh at a slow pace, across even, level ground. 2pm. FREE. From Samoa Blvd, take “I” Street South approx. ½ mile and park where the road turns sharply to the right. 707.826.2359 – Please call if you wish to attend.
ENJOY THE PERFORMING ARTS
Redwood Curtain Theatre – Bloomsday Feb 20 – Mar 13, Eureka: This Irish time-travel love story blends wit, humor, and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before its past. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm & 2pm matinee on Nov 10 and 17th. 220 First St. 707.443.7688. www.redwoodcurtain.com
Arcata Playhouse Feb 28 – Mar 7, Arcata: 2020 O2F Womxn's Festival This is a ten day multi-event festival celebrating creative womxn in our community. Please see website for dates/times, venues and tickets. https://www.arcataplayhouse.org/events/2020-o2f-womxns-festival/ Mar 14, Arcata:Woman's Place is in Her Home With a compelling blend of storytelling, dance and locally created music, Arcata Playhouse is exploring women and the largely unplanned, unpredictable realities of housing insecurity in Humboldt County through its new theatrical production. -The Times Standard. 8pm. $ Special performance at the Ten Pin Building, 793 “K” Street
North Coast Repertory Theatre – Hamlet Mar 13 – Apr 12, Eureka: A man’s quest for revenge takes him to the edge of sanity in a play often considered the greatest script in Western literature. Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. $16-$18. 300 5th St. 707.442.6278 https://ncrt.net/
Dell’Arte International 131 “H” Street. 707.668.5663. https://dellarte.com/shows-and-events/2019-2020-season/ Mar 13 & 14, Blue Lake: Keep the Fires Burning Cabaret This cabaret promises to be a no-holds-barred night of debauchery, laughter, music, dance, daring acts of delight, lip-smacking cocktails and as always, the unexpected. Adults only are invited to this sizzling show.8pm. $12-$15. Mar 26 - 28, Blue Lake: Melodrama is a heightened, musical form of physical theatre where unbridled passions reign, and where the forces of good in human nature triumph over terrible obstacles.8pm. $5-$20.
Ferndale Repertory Theatre – Clue the Musical March 19 – Apr 12, Ferndale: The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery.Times and ticket prices vary. 447 Main St. 707.786.5483 www.ferndalerep.org
QUICK LIST OF THINGS TO DO
Thursday Night Out – Eureka: Weekly extended happy hour drink and/or food specials in Downtown and Old Town. eurekamainstreet.org/thursday-night-out-0
Fort Humboldt Historic Tour: Saturdays 11-12pm. FREE. 3431 Fort Avenue. 707.445.6567
Countywide Farmers Markets: Fresh food, flowers, live music and community. www.northcoastgrowersassociation.org/
Arcata Marsh Audubon Guided Bird Tour: Every Saturday 8:30am. Klopp Lake, parking lot at the end of South “I” Street.
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Birdwalk Every Saturday, rain or shine. 2pm. Interpretive Center, 569 South “G” Street.
Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge – Loleta: Download “Discover Nature Apps” to your phone & find wildlife. 1020 Ranch Rd.
Fern Cottage – Ferndale: Call to schedule a tour. $10, 8ys and under free. 2121 Centerville Rd. 707.786.4835
Humboldt State University Campus Tours – Arcata: 10am & 2pm Mon-Fri / Noon Sat. Student Business Services building. 707.826.6270
HSU Marine Lab – Trinidad: Call for hours 707.826.3671. 570 Ewing St.
Outdoor Fun for Kids EdVentures: Go on a scavenger quest in one of the county parks. www.redwood-edventures.org
Ride in a Horse drawn carriage thru Old Town – Eureka: 1st & “F” St. Book a ride at 646.591.2058 or www.oldtowncarriageco.com
Blue Ox Millworks Tour – Eureka: Victorian millworks, blacksmith & machine shop. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 1 “X” Street
Sequoia Park & Zoo – Eureka: Mondays 12-4pm, Tues–Sun 10–5pm. 3414 “W” St. 707.441.4263
Chocolate Factory Tour– Eureka: Dick Taylor Chocolate 4w. 4th St. 707.798.6010 dicktaylorchocolate.com
Humboldt Bay Oyster Tour – Eureka: Reserve 36hrs in advance. 707.836.3168 205 “G” St. humboldtbayoystertours.com
Lost Coast Brewery Tour – Eureka: 24hrs in advance to schedule a free tour. 707.267.9651 1600 Sunset Dr.
Holly Yashi - Jewelry as Art Tours – Arcata: Mon-Fri 11am and 2pm. 1300 Ninth St. 800.274.2714
Haunted History Tour of Old Town – Eureka: Most evenings upon request. 707.672.5012
Horseback Tours into Redwood National Park – Orick: 1000 Drydens Rd. 707.499.2943 RedwoodCreekBuckarettes.com
HumBoats Kayak Adventures – Eureka: Tours and rentals on Humboldt Bay, SUPS Woodley Island, A Dock. 707.443.5157
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center – Eureka: Kayaks, canoes & stand up paddle board rentals. 921 Waterfront Dr. 707.443.4222
Lost Coast Adventure Tours - Take you & your group (up to 10 people) hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, on a ropes course, horseback riding, surfing, diving, on a scenic drive, or to do any other activity our diverse county has to offer. 707. 986.9895
Pacific Outfitters Adventures Tours & Instruction - Redwood National & State Parks: Hiking, fishing, kayaking and surfing. 844.926.6566
Stop in the Eureka Visitor Center 240 “E” St. Eureka, Open Tues - Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 11am-4pm 707.798.6411
VISIT AN ART GALLERY or MUSEUM EXHIBIT
Arcata Artisans Arcata - Fine Art & Craft co-operative gallery & gift shop. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun Noon-4pm. 883 “H” St. 707.825.9133 (Artist's receptions 2nd Fri month during Arts! Arcata)
Clarke Historical Museum Eureka - Art showcase, in addition to an ongoing Victorian period exhibit & impressive display of Native American basketry & regalia. Tue-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. 240 “E” St. 707.443.1947
Chapman's Gem, Mineral Shop & Museum Fortuna - The Chapmans have traveled to all 50 States and every continent to acquire this vast collection of fossils, rocks & gems. 10am-5pm every day. 4 miles South of Fortuna on Hwy 101. 707.725.2714
Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum Samoa - Learn about the seafaring heritage of the area. From the first ship to enter the bay to the interesting lives of lighthouse keepers. Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm. 77 Cookhouse Rd. 707.444.9440
Morris Graves Museum of Art Eureka - Exhibitions from artists, both local and from around the world, as well as a permanent collection of work by Morris Graves. In the historic Carnegie building. Wed-Sun 12-5pm. 636 “F” St. 707.442.0278 humboldtarts.org/visit
Natural History Museum Arcata - Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. 1242 “G” St. 707.826.4479 humboldt.edu/natmus/index.html
Old Town Art Gallery Eureka - The oldest non-profit, cooperative art gallery in Humboldt County showing local artist. 10am-5pm every day. 417 2nd St. 707. 445.2315 eurekaoldtownartgallery.com/ (Reception during Arts Alive – 1st Sat. 6-9pm)
Redwood Art Association Eureka - A collection of some of Humboldt County’s finest artists. Wed – Sun, Noon-5 pm. 603 “F” St. 707.268.0755
Trinidad Art Gallery Trinidad – Local artist cooperative. 10am-5pm every day. 490 Trinity St. 707.677.3770 www.trinidadartgallery.com